The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Exhibition of new work by Lawrence Weiner opens at Blain / Southern in Berlin
The new works, in both English and German, draw into question the relationship between sculptural form, signification and meaning.
BERLIN.- Blain|Southern Berlin announced an exhibition of new work by Lawrence Weiner, CONCENTRICITY PER SE. Directly responding to the gallery's vast, post-industrial space, which formerly housed the printing presses of Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, Weiner has created a large-scale wall installation utilising his primary medium of language.

The new works, in both English and German, draw into question the relationship between sculptural form, signification and meaning. They are accompanied by a number of drawings and diagrams, demonstrating the creative process and working methods involved in the artist’s practice.

Weiner has an ongoing relationship with Berlin, beginning in the early 1970s. He received a DAAD grant in 1975, and produced his movie, A SECOND QUARTER, in Berlin (A FIRST QUARTER was produced in 1973 in New York City). His opera, THE SOCIETY ARCHITECT PONDERS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, was performed at the Hamburger Bahnhof in 2000 and in the same year, his exhibition, NACH ALLES, was held at the Deutsche Guggenheim.

Weiner’s art career began in 1960 in Mill Valley, California, where he set off dynamite charges that had been placed in a field. Since then Weiner has been an explorer of materials and their relationships with people and society. In his 1968 Declaration of Intent, Weiner made explicit his reappraisal of the traditional relationship between artist and materials, which coincided with a radical redefinition of the conventional positions of artist and audience.

Central to the development of post-minimal Conceptual art in the 1960s, Weiner challenged traditional assumptions about the status and nature of art. His praxis has taken many forms, including interventions with architectural structures, publishing materials within books and journals, and even writing song lyrics. His work fundamentally questions the configuration of the world around him. In doing so, Weiner offers a unique insight into the difficulties of ascribing fixed definitions and explanations, or perhaps even meaning, to both the practice of art-making and to the art object itself.

"CONCENTRICITY PER SE attempts to exist, not in parallel realities or in predetermined circles where causality is objectified, but in the graceful open-ended ellipse of concentricity, where anything can happen depending on one’s perception and the awareness of the moment. This collision is where the exhibition begins… " Alice Zimmerman, 2012





Today's News

September 15, 2012

Exhibition in Paris presents a genre of painting epitomised by Canaletto and Guardi

Summer exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum stimulate $781 million economic impact for New York

Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sale to take place on 7 October

Swann Galleries announces October 4 Auction of Fine Photographs & Photobooks

Massachusetts artists William Bradford and Edward Simmons to lead Grogan's September auction

Late master Tyeb Mehta's work titled Falling Figure with Bird to lead Saffronart's Autumn Art Auction 2012

Exhibition of new work by Lawrence Weiner opens at Blain / Southern in Berlin

Exhibition of new work by Catherine Goodman opens at Marlborough in London

Freeman's offers handwritten record of Thomas Alva Edison's last experiment: An alternative to rubber

Contemporary art destination Gillman Barracks officially opens in Singapore with 13 galleries

New exhibition explores how Staten Island has evolved and shaped the city for over 350 years

Olga de Amaral recreates the inner world of the universe at Nohra Haime Gallery

National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces 2012-2013 appointments

Chrysler Museum of Art adds Nick Cave Soundsuit to Collection

PULSE Miami 2012 announces exhibitors list

Retrospective exhibition of works by Lewis Baltz opens at Hanover's kestnergesellschaft

Exhibition lets you enter a world of material excess, accumulation, bravado and theatricality

Riflemaker opens first public exhibition of the work of feminist artist Penelope Slinger in forty years

Cemetery of African slaves honored

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site